(CHICAGO) — Adam Dunn bailed out the White Sox on Monday night.
Down to the Cleveland Indians in the eighth inning and in danger of losing their lead in the A.L. Central, Dunn hit a three-run homer to propel Chicago to a 5-4 victory.
Chicago (82-71) has a one game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the division with nine to play after the Tigers were also victorious.
Dunn had two home runs in the game to back the White Sox, who snapped a five game losing streak. Starting pitcher Chris Sale went seven innings and allowed three runs despite giving up 10 hits. Brett Myers got the victory after pitching one inning of scoreless relief.
Dunn noted the importance of the victory for his team. “The last homer, that probably was the most important so far in my career,” Dunn said. “That was a win we needed.”
The Indians (63-91) took a 3-1 lead in the sixth inning on a Russ Canzler home run, his second.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN